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Barclay Moorman Ballard
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1802
Death: Sep. 22, 1878

earliest recorded birth in the cemetery

Barclay Moorman Ballard a 4th generation Quaker was son of Elizabeth Anthony and William McDonald Ballard. He left his Grayson Co., Va. home for Tennessee at early age. Married Mary ‘Polly' Gillentine in 1821; moved his family to the Texas frontier receiving land grant Red River County Texas in 1835.
His wife Mary died 08 Feb 1848 and the following year he married Nancy Masters.
In the spring of 1836, he rode from Red River County to Austin then Washington-on-the Brazos and returned home after Texas won Independence. In 1846, he again volunteered as a Mounted Rifleman to defend the frontier, going to San Antonio. Thru the years Barclay listed his occupation as farmer, blacksmith, mechanic and preacher
He lived in Red River, Lamar, Henderson, Atascosa and Gonzales Counties before returning to Kaufman County.

Military Service:
1835-36 Volunteer Company of Mounted Rangers from Red River, fight for Texas Independence, "Red River Blues"
1836 Captain, Wm Becknells's Company, Republic of Texas Mounted Rangers
Capt. Of Co. D, 3rd Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, for 6 months, frontier defense; July, and discharged September 1846. Colonel William C. Young
1861 Civil War, Bee County Texas Militia; Captain, Aransas Independent Rifle Company, Bee County Texas
Family links: 
  William McDonald Ballard (1767 - 1816)
  Elizabeth Anthony Ballard (1769 - 1826)
  Nancy Ballard (1815 - 1880)*
  Martha Ann Ballard Hamilton (1830 - 1891)*
  Anthony Lambert Ballard (1835 - 1913)*
  Matilda Caroline Ballard McNabb (1837 - 1918)*
  Barkley Ewing Ballard (1839 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Rader Cemetery
Kaufman County
Texas, USA
Plot: W-13
Maintained by: anne thiem
Originally Created by: Frank Everett
Record added: Jul 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28045593
Barclay Moorman Ballard
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Barclay Moorman Ballard
Added by: HuntCoTx
Barclay Moorman Ballard
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Added by: Frank Everett
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- Frank Everett
 Added: Jan. 19, 2009

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